6 September 2017 | Michael_Elliott
Entertaining Sex-Off on The Tingler
** 1/2 (out of 4)
At the start of our beloved movie, Lucy (Sammie Spades) is getting her head banged off. It turns out that Dr. Anderson (Christine Nguyen) is doing an experiment and trying to capture a "bug" that comes out during sexual intercourse. She believes that by studying this "bug" that she will be able to cure various sexual issues.
SEXIPEDE! is another movie that was produced for Showtime by the great Jim Wynorski. Most will probably know him for CHOPPING MALL but he has been turning out countless "B" pictures for decades now and there's no doubt that he's one of the most entertaining directors out there. If you go through his filmmography you will see countless sexploitation pictures and I'm willing to bet everything that I own that his are the best and most entertaining ones out there.
At just 75-mintues, this one here certainly doesn't overstay its welcome and in fact it's a pretty entertaining picture thanks to the light tone it takes and the fact that it doesn't try to be anything other than a sexploitation picture. THe "bug" inside the people seems like a clear reference to William Castle's THE TINGLER and there's some fun to be had with the film. Obviously the main thing on display are the beautiful women and their big breasts but if that's what you like then there's plenty here.
The story itself is good enough for the sex scenes to bounce off of and the cast are entertaining for what they're asked to do. Nguyen is always fun to watch in these and I also thought Spades was funny with her line delivery. Obviously one knows what they're getting into with a film like this so just sit back and enjoy it.